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A second contender for statewide office in Ohio has retained a local campaign fund that's not subject to state contribution limits.

Republican Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, a candidate for state treasurer in 2018, has not filed paperwork to close down his uncapped auditor's fund by converting it into a statewide campaign fund, according to a review of the state database Friday by The Associated Press. The finding was confirmed by the Ohio Secretary of State's office, which said he has not yet filed a designation of treasurer for his state campaign.

Mingo campaign spokesman Mike Hartley said the designation will be filed by the end of June, when the next campaign...

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